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The Portable Door Starting a new job is always stressful, but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of JW Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organization that has a mighty peculiar agenda It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies But they re not, of course They re away with the goblins Tom Holt, Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel, cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of JW Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organization that has a mighty peculiar agenda It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies But they re not ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk of course They re away with the goblins Tom Holt [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece A bit janky but still kinda fun.World The world building comes in slow as this book tries to set up the mundane and the banality of working in a mindless job to set reader expectations and then twist it around When the supernatural and odd stuff does come in it s well thought out, it s a absurd and it s fun It reminded me of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and the many other great English writers and their sense of humor, the wry the wink and the nod Story I ve not read this book since proba A bit janky but still kinda fun.World The world building comes in slow as this book tries to set up the mundane and the banality of working in a mindless job to set reader expectations and then twist it around When the supernatural and odd stuff does come in it s well thought out, it s a absurd and it s fun It reminded me of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and the many other great English writers and their sense of humor, the wry the wink and the nod Story I ve not read this book since probably 2008 sothan 10 years ago I imagine and during that time when I read it I found it surprising, I had not read a lot of British humor novels at that time and I found the juxtaposition of the mind numbing work environment, the bland office environment to the utter ridiculous and fantastical and this is what this story is about It s about an average Joe being thrown into somthing utterly nuts and how bad he reacts to it It s about the oddball getting the girl even when he s tried to hard and failed so hard It s about the satire of liking office politics with magic and the supernatural It s the Office with Goblins and wizards and the like The pacing is a bit slow and the story does not really get into a groove until well past the halfway mark but when it does it s fun There is a lot of character scenes stitched together and it s not always smooth, it s rather janky, it s clunky and as I said the pace is glacial at time Add to that John is an interesting character but he s intentionally super boring and rather a sad sack of potatoes and this character is not always good to read or is it interesting There are a lot of things that Holt is trying to make mundane and in doing so it does lose it s readers and the book does plod But at the end of the day I found enough enjoyment in the absurdity and the humor that I think the book was worth a read.Characters John is not a really appeal character and that s the biggest flaw of the book In making John as boring and sad and pathetic as possible Holt has achieve it but he s not an interesting character because of that It s intentional and if you get it and you feel the boring nature of John paired with the fantastical things then you may enjoy it The rest of the cast is also just like John, where they are designed for a specific thing and serve a specific purpose Other than John there is no huge character arcs found for the other characters and they merely serve as the backdrop and characters for John to bounce off of Not to say there are not interesting characters as a lot of the J.W Wells Co staff and bosses are interesting It was an okay book, the really dry humor is good and the satire is well done.Onward to the next book So what is The Portable Door Well, you ll have to read a fair bit of this novel before you discover that, encountering mishaps and madness, madcap mayhem and wonderful weirdness along the way Expect the unexpected Expect craziness and confusion You can t be anymuddled than the hero of this book, Paul Carpenter A nerdy sounding name like Paul Carpenter In a fantasy novel Well yes This is fantasy, but it is not just comic fantasy it is also rather oddball Don t expect Terry Pra So what is The Portable Door Well, you ll have to read a fair bit of this novel before you discover that, encountering mishaps and madness, madcap mayhem and wonderful weirdness along the way Expect the unexpected Expect craziness and confusion You can t be anymuddled than the hero of this book, Paul Carpenter A nerdy sounding name like Paul Carpenter In a fantasy novel Well yes This is fantasy, but it is not just comic fantasy it is also rather oddball Don t expect Terry Pratchett s variety of humorous fantasy, despite the fact that Tom Holt s name often seems to be coupled with his Tom Holt s writing has its own separate and unique weirdness There are no mythic lands peopled with magical creatures here This novel is firmly rooted in the drudgery of ordinary life on planet Earth There is magic, yes and fairies and goblins but they are all to be found in a rather boring, mundane office environment, popping up disguised as well that would be telling, wouldn t it Suffice it to say that this is a lively and humorous romp, with mysteries, complexities, love interest, menace, and of course a good dollop of magic and the the supernatural In creating Paul Carpenter, Tom Holt has invented a hero who might seem strangely familiar a hero with whom let s face it many will identify Young, shy, gauche, passive, inept, desperate for contact with the opposite sex, but at a complete loss as to how to achieve anything but tongue tied bumblings all in all a bit of a loser This apology for a smart, ambitious successful young man has only one way to go in a comic novel, and we are rooting for him from the start.We meet Paul at the beginning of the novel, living in a dismal, shabby English bedsit, having dropped out of university and been told in no nonsense terms by his parents to sort himself out He is thus fairly desperate for a job any job and goes to an interview for a position as a filing clerk at the mysterious firm of J.W Wells Co Mysterious Well, yes After a disastrous interview, Paul s response to the question,What do you most admire about the works of ChekhovbeingThe way he says Course laid in, keptin is pretty cool, nobody in this or any other world would expect him to be accepted We enjoy his blunderings they are fine entertainment, and when Paul is accepted for the position, we realise that it s clearly going to be a very tall tale indeed Forget the real world here Mundane and ordinary it may be, but realistic No way So Paul finds bemusedly that he has landed a job with J.W Wells Co, but is at a loss to know what it is, or what the firm actually does He forgets names his colleagues names, his boss s name and even his own name Highlights of his day include breaking the photocopier and hiding in the toilet whilst weeping hysterically Paul becomes increasingly and hilariously traumatised, not even completely sure to whom he is responsible, or what his next work will be He has a colleague, Sophie, who is also new She is a skinny, morose, prickly girl, who seems completely immune to his charms We strongly suspect that she too is lonely and unattractive, like Paul, and through Paul s eyes is described as having thesexual appeal of a hole punchNevertheless Paul falls instantly in love with her, as he doubtless would have with any young available female within range Occasionally they seem united in their confusion, and increasingly weird things happen, but basically she is just Not Interested She has a boyfriend already, thank you very much A rather self centred, pseudy type, it has to be said, but she professes to be enamoured of him, He is a heavily politicised conceptual ceramic artist, orperformance potteras Paul terms him, called Shaz We instantly hate this Shaz and are rooting for our hero The story becomes odder and odder, with magical devices appearing at unusual times Expect time travel, the sword in the stone, photocopiers and of the courseThe Portable Doorto all play key roles The office walls have scratch marks in them which keep disappearing, the vault is full of unusual antiquities such as series of incredibly ugly portraits of Hollywood stars, Scarlett O Hara s birth certificate and a Norwich Union life policy in the name of Vlad Dracul But do not expect to guess the ending Except for one aspect, of course We d all feel very cheated if THAT didn t happen Bizarre Yes Crazy Yes Predictable No Its similarity to Terry Pratchett could be in its upbeat and lighthearted readability It sets a fair pace, and the episodes crash one after another without particularly bothering about where they are going There are quite a lot of hooks to make you curious, but in a way, the story is not what this is novel about It is just a series of gags There is one theme, sure, but it s not that important really And we do find out the business of J.W Wells Co, which I will not divulge here Suffice it to say, that this book kickstarted a whole series of books, seven so far, calledThe J.W Wells Co seriesTom Holt is a prolific author The Portable Door, published in 2003, was about his 35th novel By his third novelExpecting Someone Taller , Tom Holt had already established his trademark style of comic fantasy juxtaposing the mundane with the fantastic and his novels became increasingly popular He has also written a few serious historical novels under the nameThomas Holt.If you enjoy humour and fantasy, then give this a try It s quirky, though I wouldn t call it twisted as some would have it Tom Holt s early working background was as a solicitor specialising in death and taxes Once you know this, it s obvious why the description of mundane office life, the mind numbing humdrum paper shuffling, is so well observed, and his eye for the absurd sends it all up a treat Sometimes you will smile wryly, sometimes giggle or chuckle, you may even laugh out loud if that is your wont The Portable Door is fast, well written, imaginative, colloquial, and absurdly amusing And needless to say, if you have a sense of fun, it s wickedly funny Great feel good, light hearted entertainment I quite liked Mr Tanner s mum, myself There s this to be said for being hungover if you ve got a job to do that involves substantial levels of ambient weirdness, it helps, because you can t be bothered to notice stuff that under other circumstances would come close to frying your synapses Treasure maps Czarist bonds a case of stuffed dodos Scarlett O Hara s birth certificate two flattened and deformed silver bullet heads in an old matchbox Baedeker s guide to Atlantis seventeenth edition, 1902 the autograph score of Schubert s Unfinished Symphony with Das Ende written neatly at the foot of the last page three boxes of moon rocks I hated this book not because Holt is a bad writer, but because his protagonist is a complete and utter, impossible to relate to idiot He wastes the whole book think up excuses not to get with the girl of his dreams when everyone else is giving him fireworks in the sky, slap you in the face type clues that she loves him too It s just infuriating, and not funny as it s attempting to be It takes the idea of Schaudenfraude past it s logical end into that territory where it s just too painful to I hated this book not because Holt is a bad writer, but because his protagonist is a complete and utter, impossible to relate to idiot He wastes the whole book think up excuses not to get with the girl of his dreams when everyone else is giving him fireworks in the sky, slap you in the face type clues that she loves him too It s just infuriating, and not funny as it s attempting to be It takes the idea of Schaudenfraude past it s logical end into that territory where it s just too painful to listen to or watch any The side characters are okay, but even most of them are rather shallow The only one who I empathized with is Paul s boss who flat out tell him, Hello I thought you d be happy knowing that you are about to become a magician Everyone else in the world would sacrifice a limb to be a magic user Which is exactly how I feel whenever an idiot in books or film says, I never wanted to be a magician, it scares me Well boo hoo hoo I don t wanna read a story about you you miserable welp.Huffyou can see how angry I am with this book There sI could rant about, but I ll leave it there I don t actually find Tom Holt funny He has some humorous moments, but for the most part his sense of humor doesn t mesh with mine So the books of his I enjoy tend to be the ones with strong world building and an interesting plot, which is the case with the J.W Wells books I felt like re reading this one recently, just for fun, and enjoyed it just as muchI think this is the third time around Paul is gormless in an entertaining, sympathetic way, and Sophie is fascinating as a counter roma I don t actually find Tom Holt funny He has some humorous moments, but for the most part his sense of humor doesn t mesh with mine So the books of his I enjoy tend to be the ones with strong world building and an interesting plot, which is the case with the J.W Wells books I felt like re reading this one recently, just for fun, and enjoyed it just as muchI think this is the third time around Paul is gormless in an entertaining, sympathetic way, and Sophie is fascinating as a counter romantic heroine I like the concept of a business catering to those who need magic, particularly how pragmatic they are Holt comes up with some clever magical inventions, particularly the titular portable door though you could technically call it an improvement on the portable hole and the rules governing the use of love potions Overall, an enjoyable read, something to while away an evening, and I may re read the next ones soon as well

    ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of JW Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organization that has a mighty peculiar agenda It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies But they re not ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk of course They re away with the goblins Tom Holt [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece A bit janky but still kinda fun.World The world building comes in slow as this book tries to set up the mundane and the banality of working in a mindless job to set reader expectations and then twist it around When the supernatural and odd stuff does come in it s well thought out, it s a absurd and it s fun It reminded me of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and the many other great English writers and their sense of humor, the wry the wink and the nod Story I ve not read this book since proba A bit janky but still kinda fun.World The world building comes in slow as this book tries to set up the mundane and the banality of working in a mindless job to set reader expectations and then twist it around When the supernatural and odd stuff does come in it s well thought out, it s a absurd and it s fun It reminded me of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and the many other great English writers and their sense of humor, the wry the wink and the nod Story I ve not read this book since probably 2008 sothan 10 years ago I imagine and during that time when I read it I found it surprising, I had not read a lot of British humor novels at that time and I found the juxtaposition of the mind numbing work environment, the bland office environment to the utter ridiculous and fantastical and this is what this story is about It s about an average Joe being thrown into somthing utterly nuts and how bad he reacts to it It s about the oddball getting the girl even when he s tried to hard and failed so hard It s about the satire of liking office politics with magic and the supernatural It s the Office with Goblins and wizards and the like The pacing is a bit slow and the story does not really get into a groove until well past the halfway mark but when it does it s fun There is a lot of character scenes stitched together and it s not always smooth, it s rather janky, it s clunky and as I said the pace is glacial at time Add to that John is an interesting character but he s intentionally super boring and rather a sad sack of potatoes and this character is not always good to read or is it interesting There are a lot of things that Holt is trying to make mundane and in doing so it does lose it s readers and the book does plod But at the end of the day I found enough enjoyment in the absurdity and the humor that I think the book was worth a read.Characters John is not a really appeal character and that s the biggest flaw of the book In making John as boring and sad and pathetic as possible Holt has achieve it but he s not an interesting character because of that It s intentional and if you get it and you feel the boring nature of John paired with the fantastical things then you may enjoy it The rest of the cast is also just like John, where they are designed for a specific thing and serve a specific purpose Other than John there is no huge character arcs found for the other characters and they merely serve as the backdrop and characters for John to bounce off of Not to say there are not interesting characters as a lot of the J.W Wells Co staff and bosses are interesting It was an okay book, the really dry humor is good and the satire is well done.Onward to the next book So what is The Portable Door Well, you ll have to read a fair bit of this novel before you discover that, encountering mishaps and madness, madcap mayhem and wonderful weirdness along the way Expect the unexpected Expect craziness and confusion You can t be anymuddled than the hero of this book, Paul Carpenter A nerdy sounding name like Paul Carpenter In a fantasy novel Well yes This is fantasy, but it is not just comic fantasy it is also rather oddball Don t expect Terry Pra So what is The Portable Door Well, you ll have to read a fair bit of this novel before you discover that, encountering mishaps and madness, madcap mayhem and wonderful weirdness along the way Expect the unexpected Expect craziness and confusion You can t be anymuddled than the hero of this book, Paul Carpenter A nerdy sounding name like Paul Carpenter In a fantasy novel Well yes This is fantasy, but it is not just comic fantasy it is also rather oddball Don t expect Terry Pratchett s variety of humorous fantasy, despite the fact that Tom Holt s name often seems to be coupled with his Tom Holt s writing has its own separate and unique weirdness There are no mythic lands peopled with magical creatures here This novel is firmly rooted in the drudgery of ordinary life on planet Earth There is magic, yes and fairies and goblins but they are all to be found in a rather boring, mundane office environment, popping up disguised as well that would be telling, wouldn t it Suffice it to say that this is a lively and humorous romp, with mysteries, complexities, love interest, menace, and of course a good dollop of magic and the the supernatural In creating Paul Carpenter, Tom Holt has invented a hero who might seem strangely familiar a hero with whom let s face it many will identify Young, shy, gauche, passive, inept, desperate for contact with the opposite sex, but at a complete loss as to how to achieve anything but tongue tied bumblings all in all a bit of a loser This apology for a smart, ambitious successful young man has only one way to go in a comic novel, and we are rooting for him from the start.We meet Paul at the beginning of the novel, living in a dismal, shabby English bedsit, having dropped out of university and been told in no nonsense terms by his parents to sort himself out He is thus fairly desperate for a job any job and goes to an interview for a position as a filing clerk at the mysterious firm of J.W Wells Co Mysterious Well, yes After a disastrous interview, Paul s response to the question,What do you most admire about the works of ChekhovbeingThe way he says Course laid in, keptin is pretty cool, nobody in this or any other world would expect him to be accepted We enjoy his blunderings they are fine entertainment, and when Paul is accepted for the position, we realise that it s clearly going to be a very tall tale indeed Forget the real world here Mundane and ordinary it may be, but realistic No way So Paul finds bemusedly that he has landed a job with J.W Wells Co, but is at a loss to know what it is, or what the firm actually does He forgets names his colleagues names, his boss s name and even his own name Highlights of his day include breaking the photocopier and hiding in the toilet whilst weeping hysterically Paul becomes increasingly and hilariously traumatised, not even completely sure to whom he is responsible, or what his next work will be He has a colleague, Sophie, who is also new She is a skinny, morose, prickly girl, who seems completely immune to his charms We strongly suspect that she too is lonely and unattractive, like Paul, and through Paul s eyes is described as having thesexual appeal of a hole punchNevertheless Paul falls instantly in love with her, as he doubtless would have with any young available female within range Occasionally they seem united in their confusion, and increasingly weird things happen, but basically she is just Not Interested She has a boyfriend already, thank you very much A rather self centred, pseudy type, it has to be said, but she professes to be enamoured of him, He is a heavily politicised conceptual ceramic artist, orperformance potteras Paul terms him, called Shaz We instantly hate this Shaz and are rooting for our hero The story becomes odder and odder, with magical devices appearing at unusual times Expect time travel, the sword in the stone, photocopiers and of the courseThe Portable Doorto all play key roles The office walls have scratch marks in them which keep disappearing, the vault is full of unusual antiquities such as series of incredibly ugly portraits of Hollywood stars, Scarlett O Hara s birth certificate and a Norwich Union life policy in the name of Vlad Dracul But do not expect to guess the ending Except for one aspect, of course We d all feel very cheated if THAT didn t happen Bizarre Yes Crazy Yes Predictable No Its similarity to Terry Pratchett could be in its upbeat and lighthearted readability It sets a fair pace, and the episodes crash one after another without particularly bothering about where they are going There are quite a lot of hooks to make you curious, but in a way, the story is not what this is novel about It is just a series of gags There is one theme, sure, but it s not that important really And we do find out the business of J.W Wells Co, which I will not divulge here Suffice it to say, that this book kickstarted a whole series of books, seven so far, calledThe J.W Wells Co seriesTom Holt is a prolific author The Portable Door, published in 2003, was about his 35th novel By his third novelExpecting Someone Taller , Tom Holt had already established his trademark style of comic fantasy juxtaposing the mundane with the fantastic and his novels became increasingly popular He has also written a few serious historical novels under the nameThomas Holt.If you enjoy humour and fantasy, then give this a try It s quirky, though I wouldn t call it twisted as some would have it Tom Holt s early working background was as a solicitor specialising in death and taxes Once you know this, it s obvious why the description of mundane office life, the mind numbing humdrum paper shuffling, is so well observed, and his eye for the absurd sends it all up a treat Sometimes you will smile wryly, sometimes giggle or chuckle, you may even laugh out loud if that is your wont The Portable Door is fast, well written, imaginative, colloquial, and absurdly amusing And needless to say, if you have a sense of fun, it s wickedly funny Great feel good, light hearted entertainment I quite liked Mr Tanner s mum, myself There s this to be said for being hungover if you ve got a job to do that involves substantial levels of ambient weirdness, it helps, because you can t be bothered to notice stuff that under other circumstances would come close to frying your synapses Treasure maps Czarist bonds a case of stuffed dodos Scarlett O Hara s birth certificate two flattened and deformed silver bullet heads in an old matchbox Baedeker s guide to Atlantis seventeenth edition, 1902 the autograph score of Schubert s Unfinished Symphony with Das Ende written neatly at the foot of the last page three boxes of moon rocks I hated this book not because Holt is a bad writer, but because his protagonist is a complete and utter, impossible to relate to idiot He wastes the whole book think up excuses not to get with the girl of his dreams when everyone else is giving him fireworks in the sky, slap you in the face type clues that she loves him too It s just infuriating, and not funny as it s attempting to be It takes the idea of Schaudenfraude past it s logical end into that territory where it s just too painful to I hated this book not because Holt is a bad writer, but because his protagonist is a complete and utter, impossible to relate to idiot He wastes the whole book think up excuses not to get with the girl of his dreams when everyone else is giving him fireworks in the sky, slap you in the face type clues that she loves him too It s just infuriating, and not funny as it s attempting to be It takes the idea of Schaudenfraude past it s logical end into that territory where it s just too painful to listen to or watch any The side characters are okay, but even most of them are rather shallow The only one who I empathized with is Paul s boss who flat out tell him, Hello I thought you d be happy knowing that you are about to become a magician Everyone else in the world would sacrifice a limb to be a magic user Which is exactly how I feel whenever an idiot in books or film says, I never wanted to be a magician, it scares me Well boo hoo hoo I don t wanna read a story about you you miserable welp.Huffyou can see how angry I am with this book There sI could rant about, but I ll leave it there I don t actually find Tom Holt funny He has some humorous moments, but for the most part his sense of humor doesn t mesh with mine So the books of his I enjoy tend to be the ones with strong world building and an interesting plot, which is the case with the J.W Wells books I felt like re reading this one recently, just for fun, and enjoyed it just as muchI think this is the third time around Paul is gormless in an entertaining, sympathetic way, and Sophie is fascinating as a counter roma I don t actually find Tom Holt funny He has some humorous moments, but for the most part his sense of humor doesn t mesh with mine So the books of his I enjoy tend to be the ones with strong world building and an interesting plot, which is the case with the J.W Wells books I felt like re reading this one recently, just for fun, and enjoyed it just as muchI think this is the third time around Paul is gormless in an entertaining, sympathetic way, and Sophie is fascinating as a counter romantic heroine I like the concept of a business catering to those who need magic, particularly how pragmatic they are Holt comes up with some clever magical inventions, particularly the titular portable door though you could technically call it an improvement on the portable hole and the rules governing the use of love potions Overall, an enjoyable read, something to while away an evening, and I may re read the next ones soon as well"/>
  • Audio CD
  • The Portable Door
  • Tom Holt
  • English
  • 27 March 2019
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About the Author: Tom Holt

Tom Holt Thomas Charles Louis Holt is a British novelist.He was born in London, the son of novelist Hazel Holt, and was educated at Westminster School, Wadham College, Oxford, and The College of Law, London.Holt s works include mythopoeic novels which parody or take as their theme various aspects of mythology, history or literature and develop them in new and often humorous ways He has also produced a number of straight historical novels writing as Thomas Holt and fantasy novels writing as K.J Parker.


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